Black-and-White Kids' Rooms You'll Love

Whether you’re designing a space for a toddler or a teen, a black-and-white palette is the perfect backdrop for a kid’s bedroom. Liven up this versatile color combo with bold accessories, then easily switch them out as your child’s tastes change.

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February 26, 2020

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Going to the Theater

Theater buffs will love the dynamic gallery wall in this kids' bedroom, made up of Broadway playbills. The colors on the wall really stand out in the otherwise monochromatic space. Encore!

A Splash of Orange

Built for two, this bedroom offers a black-and-white palette with a few brighter hints, maintaining an overall sophisticated feel. Playful elements like the miniature stag head pair with the individual reading lamps and a small library to make a comfortable space for kids to sleep or just spend some time playing.

Geometric Play

A patterned black-and-white area rug with two small chairs is positioned in the center of this playroom, tying in the color palette from the dark open shelves with baskets to the checkered window treatments.

Hint of Red

This impossibly stylish kid's room features a hanging pod chair, leather headboard and a black-and-white color scheme with a hint of red. If only most grown-up rooms were this cool.

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Simplistic Bliss

This sweet kids' bedroom brings whimsical flair to a neutral palette. A plush rug, clover-shaped light fixture and pennant banner in pastel shades all add youthful style to the simple, modern space.

Making a Splash

Modern furniture in black and white grounds this kid's bedroom, while a gray rug and bedding soften the space. The ocean-blue artwork and other vibrant accessories add color and pizzazz to the stylish room.

Level Up

This kid's room takes art to another level (3D!) with toy dinosaurs in clear shadow boxes. The white room with black accents creates a simple look that anyone can replicate. The bed linens and rug pick up on the zippy, graphic look of the wallpaper.

Let the Light in

It's the accessories that give this bedroom its youthful charm. Take them away, and the style stands on its own for any age. Dark blue, black and white are a handsome—and flexible—color palette. Natural light from the large windows bounces off the white walls for a brighter room.

All About Polka Dots

Matching polka dot-patterned valances and bedding in black and white pull this bedroom's look together. Soft, sheer curtains and a metallic silver dresser keep the space feeling bright and inviting.

Bold Stripes

Oversized black-and-cream wall stripes combine with a mirrored dresser to create a dramatic design splash in this child's room.

Whale, Whale, Wallpaper

The bright colors really pop in this room against the black-and-white wallpaper and dresser. The homeowners wanted a space that reflected their boy's name, "Jonah," without being literal. This nursery is a perfect example of how a room can rock a theme and stay sophisticated, timeless and relevant.

In the Clouds

A pair of bunk beds makes this airy room the perfect spot for sleepovers. Black-and-white pattern is carried from the triangle wall decals to the graphic-print bedspreads and white, Danish-style furniture. Model airplanes are hung in a group from the ceiling to give this kids' space its own mini airshow.

Comic Book Cool

Batman and Lady Liberty are here to protect this bedroom from boring color schemes. The black-and-white palette allows for brightly colored accents, creating a fun and energetic space.

Indoor Treehouse

An industrial black chandelier adds a mature element to this kid's bedroom, but a fun playhouse bed balances out the "grown-up" details. Classic black-and-white striped curtains won't have to be changed when the little one gets older.

Industrial-Style Study

A glossy black art deco desk, a gray-and-white midcentury modern chair and an industrial mirror create an eclectic workspace in this sophisticated kid's homework nook.

Painting the Town Black

Hints of blush lend a feminine touch to this sophisticated black-and-white girl's bedroom. A contemporary pattern adds interest to the wall and elegance to the room.

Bright Accessories

With a black-and-white color scheme for the walls, carpet and furnishings, this chic playroom lets the accessories bring in the color and character. Shelves with children's books brighten up one wall. On the other, a rainbow of magnets leaps out from a chalkboard.

Through the Ages

She'll go from baby to big kid to teen in this contemporary nursery featuring a black accent wall, colorful area rug and woven, textured baskets. Since the rest of the room’s elements are timeless, only the crib will need to be swapped out as she grows.

Crossing the Finish Line

A black-and-white checkered flag and wall-mounted steering wheels bring a subtle racetrack theme to this bedroom. A basket placed on an open shelf at the bottom of a nightstand gives both parents and kids an easy way to gather and store toy cars and other belongings.

Dreamy Playroom

Chango and Co. created every child's dream play space in this expansive playroom. Floor mattresses line one wall and are topped with playful throw pillows for crashing, a teepee provides a place for dreaming, and rope swings hang from the ceiling for extra fun. A bold Swiss cross pattern livens up the walls, and black trim highlights the architectural features of the room.

Chalk It Up

A chalkboard accent wall is the perfect jumping-off point for a black-and-white color palette. In this fun playroom, a chalkboard wall provides a place to get creative and adds contrast against the white bed.

The Ultimate Girl Cave

This girls’ bedroom is filled with unique, textural details. Above the twin beds, a woven metal pendant is a cool statement piece. In the corner, a modern lucite chair is the perfect place to hang out and read or relax.

Pop of Color

A turquoise wrought iron daybed and lime green pillows break up the monochrome color scheme in this striped and damask bedroom.

Room for Two

As seen on Fixer Upper, Chip and Joanna Gaines updated this shared boys' bedroom with wood floors, a custom, built-in bunk bed and desk area, and a black window awning. Shiplap walls warm up the monochromatic color scheme.

Pattern on Pattern

Black and white doesn't have to be boring. Fun patterned wallpaper and furnishings add visual interest to this kid's room.

Black and Yellow

Bursts of bright yellow lend energy to this black-and-white bedroom, featuring matching twin beds and a striped rug. Wall-mounted wooden animal heads and clever reading lights bring personality to the space.

Soft Haven

The homeowners wanted a stylish, gender-neutral nursery that would feel welcoming, so designer Katherine Carter created a monochromatic space that's sophisticated and comfortable for both parents and baby. Soft bedding fills the crib, and a plush rug covers the floor. To make the space feel personalized, the designer added the child's name in wool-covered letters above the crib.

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